A Fair Contract Now!

We have worked more than four years under an expired contract. We deserve more! The Movement of Rank and File Educators believes we should not accept any contract that fails to win the following: 1. Full retroactive pay: We have lived through four years of a wage freeze. Yet our bills, living costs, and transportationContinue reading “A Fair Contract Now!”

Why We Must Win Back Public Education

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate Leon M. Goldstein High School- Brooklyn 2013 MORE Vice Presidential Candidate for UFT   On October 9th at 4:00 p.m., activists from all over the city will gather at UFT headquarters (52 Broadway NYC) to protest the emphasis on high stakes testing that is harming our children, educators, and publicContinue reading “Why We Must Win Back Public Education”

Thompson’s Defeat and The Failure of UFT’s Contract Strategy

By Kit Wainer Teacher/Chapter Leader Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate The UFT leadership’s strategy for winning us a fair contract crashed and burned on September 10. Although we have been working under an expired contract since October 2009 UFT President Michael Mulgrew has refused to lead us in the kindContinue reading “Thompson’s Defeat and The Failure of UFT’s Contract Strategy”

Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One

Today, June 12th 2012, MORE joins with all union workers of the Municipal Labor Committee in demanding a fair contract now. We will be at the City Hall Rally supporting our brothers and sisters of all municipal unions and workers everywhere. Four years and NO CONTRACT October 2013 will mark our fourth year with noContinue reading “Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One”

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Three Years Ago?

It’s a pivotal question in any election: Are you better off now than you were before the last election? If you are a UFT member, the answer must be a resounding “No!” Under Michael Mulgrew and Unity, we have seen a steady deterioration of our rights, our living and teaching standards, and our prospects forContinue reading “Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Three Years Ago?”